Category: Ancient Classical

Eros and the Poetry At the Courts of Mary Queen of Scots and by S. Dunnigan

By S. Dunnigan

Eros and Poetry examines the erotics of literary hope on the Stewart courtroom in Scotland throughout the reigns of Mary, Queen of Scots and James VI. Encompassing the interval from the early 1560s to the past due 1590s, this is often the 1st learn to hyperlink jointly Scottish Marian and Jacobean court docket literatures, providing a comparatively unknown physique of writing, newly theorized and contextualized. It argues that during this era erotic poetry can basically be thought of with regards to the determine of the monarch, and that the formation of elite lyric tradition occurs below the shaping effect of hope for, and opposed to, the sovereign, and her or his 'passional' and symbolic powers.

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Western Views of Islam in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: by M. Frassetto, D. Blanks

By M. Frassetto, D. Blanks

Western perspectives of Islam in Medieval and Early sleek Europe considers a few of the attitudes of ecu spiritual and secular writers in the direction of Islam throughout the center a while and Early sleek interval. analyzing works from England, France, Italy, the Holy Lands, and Spain, the essays during this quantity discover the reactions of Westerners to the tradition and faith of Islam. some of the works studied display the hostility towards Islam of Europeans and the construction of adverse stereotypes of Muslims through Western writers. those essays additionally display makes an attempt at lodging and realizing that stand not like the existing hostility that existed then and, in many ways, exists nonetheless this day.

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La satira 11 di Giovenale: Introduzione, traduzione e by Francesco Bracci

By Francesco Bracci

This quantity is the 1st remark committed solely to Juvenal’s eleventh Satire. The advent bargains with difficulties just like the solidarity of the poem, the connection with its types, and the effect of the Roman moralistic culture. The remark examines the satire widely taking into consideration textual and linguistic facets in addition to its old context. The textual content is followed via an Italian translation.

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A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics by Pierre Destrée, Penelope Murray

By Pierre Destrée, Penelope Murray

The first of its variety, A better half to historical Aesthetics provides a synoptic view of the humanities, which crosses conventional obstacles and explores the cultured event of the ancients throughout a number of media—oral, aural, visible, and literary.

  • Investigates the numerous ways that the humanities have been skilled and conceptualized within the old world
  • Explores the classy adventure of the ancients throughout various media, treating literary, oral, aural, and visible arts jointly in one volume
  • Presents an built-in point of view at the significant subject matters of historic aesthetics which demanding situations conventional demarcations
  • Raises questions on the similarities and adjustments among historical and smooth methods of considering where of artwork in society

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Appian: Roman History, I, Books 1-8.1 (Loeb Classical by Appian, Horace White

By Appian, Horace White

Appian (Appianus) used to be a Greek reliable of Alexandria. He observed the Jewish uprising of 116 CE, and later grew to become a Roman citizen and recommend and acquired the rank of eques (knight). In his older years he held a procuratorship. He died throughout the reign of Antoninus Pius who used to be emperor 138–161 CE. sincere admirer of the Roman empire although unaware of the associations of the sooner Roman republic, he wrote, within the uncomplicated 'common' dialect, 24 books of 'Roman affairs', in truth conquests, from the beginnings to the days of Trajan (emperor 98–117 CE). 11 have come all the way down to us whole, or approximately so, particularly these at the Spanish, Hannibalic, Punic, Illyrian, Syrian, and Mithridatic wars, and 5 books at the Civil Wars. they're precious documents of army heritage. The Loeb Classical Library version of Appian is in 4 volumes.

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Mediterranean families in antiquity: households, extended by Sabine R. Huebner, Geoffrey Nathan

By Sabine R. Huebner, Geoffrey Nathan

This finished examine of households within the Mediterranean global spans the Bronze Age via past due Antiquity, and appears at households and families in numerous historical societies inhabiting the areas round the Mediterranean Sea in an try to holiday down synthetic barriers among educational disciplines.

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Brill's companion to the reception of Euripides by Rosanna Lauriola, Kyriakos N. Demetriou

By Rosanna Lauriola, Kyriakos N. Demetriou

Brill's spouse to the Reception of Euripides presents a accomplished account of the impression and appropriation of all extant Euripidean performs considering that their inception: from antiquity to modernity, throughout cultures and civilizations, from a number of views and inside of a large variety of human adventure and cultural tendencies, specifically literature, highbrow heritage, visible arts, tune, opera and dance, degree and cinematography. A concerted paintings via a global crew of experts within the box, the quantity is addressed to a large and multidisciplinary readership of classical reception reports, from specialists to non-experts. participants interact in a vividly and energetic interactive discussion with the traditional and the fashionable which, whereas illuminating points of old drama and highlighting their ever-lasting relevance, deals a considerate and layered advisor of the human .

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Voices at work : women, performance, and labor in ancient by Andromache Karanika

By Andromache Karanika

In historic Greece, women's day-by-day lives have been occupied via a variety of kinds of exertions. those reports of labor have principally been forgotten. Andromache Karanika has tested Greek poetry for depictions of ladies operating and has found facts in their lamentations and paintings songs. Voices at Work explores the complicated relationships among historic Greek poetry, the feminine poetic voice, and the practices and rituals surrounding women’s hard work within the old world.

The poetic voice is heavily tied to women’s household and agricultural exertions. Weaving, for instance, was once either a typical type of woman hard work and a convention observed for figuring out the craft of poetry. cloth and agricultural creation concerned storytelling, making a song, and poetry. daily exertions employed―beyond its socioeconomic function―the strength of poetic production.

Karanika starts off with the belief that there are particular different types of poetic expression and function within the historical international that are distinctively lady. She considers those to be markers of a feminine "voice" in old Greek poetry and offers a couple of case experiences: Calypso and Circe sing whereas they weave; in Odyssey 6 a bathing scene captures girl performances. either one of those circumstances are examples of the feminine voice filtered into the cloth of the epic.

Karanika brings to the outside the phrases of ladies who trained the oral culture from which Greek epic poetry emerged. In different phrases, she offers a voice to silence.

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A Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome by Andrew Zissos

By Andrew Zissos

A better half to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome presents a scientific and complete exam of the political, fiscal, social, and cultural nuances of the Flavian Age (69–96 CE).

  • Includes contributions from over dozen Classical experiences students geared up into six thematic sections
  • Illustrates how monetary, social, and cultural forces interacted to create a number of social worlds inside a composite Roman empire
  • Concludes with a chain of appendices that supply precise chronological and demographic details and an in depth word list of terms
  • Examines the Flavian Age extra generally and inclusively than ever prior to incorporating assurance of usually missed teams, comparable to girls and non-Romans in the Empire

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Cannibal Hymn: A Cultural and Literary Study (Liverpool by Christopher Eyre

By Christopher Eyre

The Cannibal Hymn kinds a self-standing episode within the ritual anthology that makes up the Pyramid Texts, first showing within the tomb of Unas on the finish of the 5th Dynasty. Its kind and layout are attribute of the oral-recitational poetry of pharaonic Egypt, marked through allusive metaphor and the exploitation of wordplay and homophony in its verbal sport of a butchery ritual. Christopher Eyre examines the textual content of the Cannibal Hymn in its performative and cultural context: the targeted mythologization of the sacrificial technique during this hymn poses key questions about the character of rites of passage and rituals of sacrifice in Egypt, and specifically in regards to the mobilization of oral accompaniment to ritual activities.

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